Sleigh ride date squares with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread

Sleigh ride date squares with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread

Meet the perfect holiday date square.
These Sleigh Ride Date Squares have you covered. They’re satisfying and always know how to please. Use one of the NUTELLA® holiday stencils to add a little joy to each square.
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INGREDIENTS
16
10
120
INGREDIENTS
  • Filling:
  • 1½ cups pitted dates, chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Crumbs:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 16 tbsp NUTELLA® hazelnut spread, 1 tbsp per serving
STEPS
1
Step 1
  • Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray an 8” square glass or metal baking pan with oil and line with overhanging parchment.  
  • In a small saucepan, combine dates and water over low heat, and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes until liquid has been absorbed and mixture has thickened. Set aside while you make the crumbs.
2
Step 2
  • In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar and butter together. Add the oats, flour, spices, baking soda and salt, and stir to combine; the mixture should form a coarse rubble.
  • Press half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan.
3
Step 3
  • Spread the date mixture smoothly over the crumbs. Sprinkle remaining crumbs over date layer and press to cover.  
  • Bake on the center rack of the oven until top is golden, about 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan, about 1 hour.
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Step 4
  • Cut into 16 squares. Serve with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread using the NUTELLA® Stencil or NUTELLA® Multi-Tool of your choice, or any holiday stencil/ tool you have on hand. Enjoy with a glass of milk and side of fruit.
Et voilà!
Sleigh ride date squares with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread